Los Angeles Clippers Team Salary


2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and the tax threshold.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-$12.5 million


  • Trade (Josh Smith, expiring 1/22/17) — $947,276
  • Mid-Level: $5,628,000
  • Bi-Annual: $2,203,000
  • Room*: $2,898,000

*If team goes under the cap, they will lose all of their exceptions, but gain the room exception.  If the team stays over the cap, they lose the room exception.

2016/17 Roster Count: Six guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: Brice Johnson (2016-25th, cap hold $1,061,600)
  • Second-rounders: David Michineau (2016-39th), Diamond Stone (2016-40th), Maarty Leunen (2008-54th)

Free Agents

  • Bird: Jeff Green, Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers
  • Early Bird: Glen Davis*, Hedo Turkoglu*
  • Non-Bird: Wesley Johnson, Cole Aldrich, Pablo Prigioni, Jeff Ayres, Luc Mbah a Moute Ekpe Udoh*

* Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries: Branden Dawson ($874,636)

Options: None

Qualifying Offers: None

Depth Chart
PG: Chris Paul
SG: J.J. Redick, C.J. Wilcox
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Blake Griffin, Branden Dawson
C: DeAndre Jordan

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

2017/18 Rookie-Scale Options: C.J Wilcox ($2,183,328)

Rookie Scale Extension Eligible: None


  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 7/10/16 — Chris Paul and J.J. Redick contracts eligible for restructuring.
  • 10/31/16 — Team option for C.J. Wilcox.
  • 1/10/17 — Branden Dawson’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 2/28/17 — Deadline to restructure Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick’s contracts.
  • 6/28/17 — Player option for Blake Griffin.
  • 6/29/17 — Player option for Chris Paul.
  • 6/30/17 — Paul Pierce’s $3.7 million guarantees for 17/18.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadline for Branden Dawson.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadline for C.J. Wilcox.
  • 6/29/18 — Player option for DeAndre Jordan.
  • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadline for C.J. Wilcox.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.


  • 6/22/16 — Cole Aldrich, Wesley Johnson and Austin Rivers opted out of the final years of their contracts.
  • 6/23/16 — Drafted Brice Johnson (25th).
  • 6/23/16 — Traded the rights to Cheick Diallo (33rd) to New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to David Michineau (39th) and Diamond Stone (40th).

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Doc Rivers (signed five-year, $50 million deal before 2014/15 season)

Assistants: Mike Woodson, Sam Cassell, Armond Hill, Brendan O’Connor, Bob Thate, Dave Severns (player development), J.P. Clark (player development)

Trainers: Jasen Powell, Joe Resendez (assistant), Richard Williams (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives

  • Doc Rivers — President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach
  • Lawrence Frank — Title TBD
  • Dave Wohl — General Manager
  • Gary Sacks — Assistant General Manager
  • Gerald Madkins — Director of Scouting
  • Jason Piombetti — Assistant Director of Scouting
  • Jud Winton — Director of Analytics

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owe first-rounder (top-14 protected through 2019, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2020 and 2021) to Toronto Raptors (Jared Dudley, Greivis Vasquez).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Austin Rivers).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Byron Mullens).  Sixers have right to swap pick with New York Knicks (Travis Outlaw).
  • 2019 — Owe first-rounder (top-14 protected through 2020, otherwise converts to a 2022 second-rounder) to Boston Celtics (Jeff Green, Deyonta Davis), two years following obligation to Toronto Raptors.

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $456,921 to Houston Rockets (Josh Smith)

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Chris Paul — 15%
  • DeAndre Jordan — 15%
  • Blake Griffin — 15%
  • J.J. Redick — 5%

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

Amnesty: Used on Ryan Gomes.

D-League Affiliate: None


Cap Holds

  • Glen Davis — $980,431 (Early Bird)
  • Hedo Turkoglu — $980,431 (Early Bird)
  • Ekpe Udoh — $980,431 (Non-Bird)

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 6/24/16)